Keith Lewis, Owner
Keith Lewis has been the owner of Bookie's since 2015. He is a former Chicago Public Schools English teacher.
Mary K., Assistant Manager
Mary has two great loves in life: books, and her dogs. Since joining the Bookie's team in May of 2015, she has prided herself on her ability to recommend books to the most reluctant of readers. Check out her picks for some recommended reads!
Brianna F., Bookseller
Brianna has years of bookselling experience, and it shows in her friendly demeanor and willingness to assist customers find a good book. She loves reading historical fiction, romance, and literary fiction.
Susan C., Bookseller
Susan likes to say she knows two things like the back of her hand: Beverly (and all of its inhabitants) and books. She reads a new book every week, favoring, in particular, thrillers, historical fiction, and family sagas.
Dave M., Bookseller
Transplanted from Missouri to Chicago, Dave became a core team member shortly after his move. He prefers psychological fiction, science fiction, and graphic novels.
Rich W., Assistant Manager
Rich is an avid reader of memoirs/biographies, politics, sci-fi, and general fiction. He and his wife have been running a monthly book club since 2002 and love extensively debating and discussing books.
Carrie is a veteran bookseller who also wrote as a book blogger for a few years. Her interests are as varied as her recommendations. From cookbooks to classics, Carrie has a good book suggestion for any genre — particularly, historical fiction and romance. Check out her currently reading and recommended shelf for some great choices!
Narita S., Bookseller
As a former librarian, Narita is well-versed in handling the book business — from curating recommendations to fit whatever niche you're into to helping you to broaden your horizons and find new and interesting reads. In particular, she favors children's books, young adult fiction, fantasy, mythology, and art books.
Laura B., Bookseller
Laura absolutely loves books. Joining the Bookie's family was like a dream come true for her — she loves engaging in conversations about books and will introduce you to genres you haven't even read before. Check out her currently reading and recommended shelf for some great picks!
Resident vampire nerd. Horror enthusiast. Young adult (YA) is not a bad word. I love paranormal fiction cross-genre, niche history, and animal + environmental sciences. Part of the Wildlife Center of Virginia's online book club when not traipsing through the woods on an animal rescue. BA in Fiction from Columbia College Chicago, because reading books is never just the end.